East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
Subash Vasudevan is a consultant surgeon and the Trust lead for medical innovation. He has pioneered robotic surgery at Eat Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT)and recently featured in the trailblazing BBC 2 series Your Body Uncovered with patient Janet.
The £2.5m Davinci Xi surgical robot was introduced 12 months ago. Since then, Subash and his colleague surgeons have used it to successfully carry out minimally-invasive colon, rectal and gynaecological cancer operations, as well as procedures. The technology allows surgeons to complete these complex operations by keyhole surgery, which in turn has resulted in reduced conversion to open surgery, less post-operative pain and earlier discharge from hospital.
Nominated by: Will Quince MP